Train with the Specialists

We are Ireland's first Adobe and Apple Authorised Training Centre specialising in digital media. We offer authorised courses in Adobe, Apple, Web & App development, to business, education & individuals.

Years in Business
Global Industry Certifications
Clients Trained
First version of Photoshop we used

“Being competitive is about making the most of your digital media technology and communications. Our focus is delivering step-change in digital knowledge and skills to keep clients ahead of the game.”

Liam Hurrell, Co-Founder

Who We Are

Big Wave was set up by Liam Hurrell and Suzanne Collins as a new exciting brand of training company specialising in digital media. We have continued to break ground and set the standard for training in digital and emerging technologies. We have worked for some of the biggest brands in digital media, in a variety of international environments for over 20 years.

Liam was previously Training & Development Manager of BSkyB, qualified BSc Industrial Design & Technology, PGCE Certificate in Education, has worked in design, software development, training, recruitment, business development & consultancy in various ICT fields ranging from digital publishing to interactive TV and app development.

Suzanne brings design and business acumen with BA Hons Art & Design, and wide commercial experience in publishing, design, copyright and administration having worked as Picture Editor for brands like Harper Collins, Routledge, Guinnness Book of Records, The Examiner.

What We Do

We offer authorised short-courses in the Adobe and Apple and Mobile applications and technologies, to businesses, education and individuals. We are about delivering effective training courses that inform and inspire, and have a strong focus on customer service.

Training is part being of competitive, as we all know in sport, business and other fields. It's about adapting to become better, smarter and more effective with tools and technologies. To be effective, training should also be delivered in inspiring environments, using the latest materials and methods. These are cornerstones of our ethos at Big Wave Media Training, and why so much of business these days comes as recommended which is something that we're proud of.

So if you’re bringing new technologies in-house, upgrading software, or looking to become certified – training with Ireland’s premier digital media specialist can give you a competitive edge. Download our PDF brochure here >>

Our History

2006: 1st Adobe Authorised

Big Wave Media Training was launched as Ireland's first Adobe Authorised Training Centre

Winner of Best New Business Award in Limerick.

2008 1st company to be both Apple & Adobe Authorised Training Centre

2008 Preferred Training Partner to support Adobe Creative Suite Conference in Dublin

Began supporting Apple Reseller Channel incl. OSX training

2010: 1st to deliver Android & iOS

First to deliver scheduled iOS iPhone App dev training

First to deliver Android Developer Course with App Dev projects for Industry

First to deliver Adobe Digital Publishing training for agencies and publishers

Market leaders in Adobe Certified Associate web training

Delivering courses in Social Media & WordPress

2014: 1st Android Authorised in Ireland

1st Android Authorised Centre in Ireland with Global partners Android ATC

1st in Ireland to deliver CIW Certified Advanced HTML5/CSS3 Javascript training

Industry focused training in App Development preparing junior developers for industry

Coaching & Softskills in Personal/Professional Development

2016: 10 year Anniversary

Celebrating 10 years & Ireland's longest standing Adobe Authorised digital media training centre.

Supporting the most impressive range of clients with Adobe Creative Cloud and digital technologies

70% of clients come recommended

9.8 / 10 Customer reviews

Highest scoring category is always our Instructor

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Liam Hurrell

Managing Director / Adobe Trainer

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